this article, we are going to cover the most stunning material and
research probably ever done on this planet regarding health care.
Some of the conclusions that I will draw may actually stun you but,
nonetheless, they are based on sound authoritative, documented research.
In 1975 a group of British scientists set out to understand and
discover why primitive African people had such a low rate of cancer,
coronary disease and specifically bowel and digestive disease. Their
research was quite exhaustive.
covered and included tracking clues that extended all the way back
to lunch menus in an African village right through studying bowel
habits in an English mill town in 1850. That's quite a variance.
These English doctors, working among the native Africans, noticed
something very peculiar or at least peculiar to them: the native
Africans move their bowels somewhere between three to five times
a day and on an average passed well over one pound of fecal material
per day; this was a startling contrast compared to the normal English
bowel movement of less than four ounces. It is also quite common
for the typical English person to move their bowels once a day,
or even skip days. Now, we have been taught, unfortunately, by our
physicians that moving one's bowels once a day or even every few
days is perfectly normal, and for some people it is normal to just
move once a week.
of the stools of these primitive African people found them to be
virtually odorless; contained the exact amount of friendly bacteria
required to keep the digestive system and digestive track healthy
and functioning normally; had very low levels of putrid action and
toxic material; and for the most part were far healthier than the
average British bowel movement.
investigation into this shows us that the African people have a
diet that is very high in fiber. They eat mostly fruits and vegetables
that are high in cellulose, other types of fiber like pectin's and
are particularly high in water content. The water content helps
the body pass the fiber through by keeping the bowel and the feces
moist. The average African is consuming
about 24 grams of crude fiber per day compared to about four to
six grams found in the typical British or American diet. Upon more
in-depth analysis, it was found that the colons of the African people
contained very, very low amounts of toxins and poisonous material
that are normally associated with the bowel and old, rotting putrefying
material in the bowel.
chemical substances have been directly linked to arthritis, cancer
and cancer of the bowel and many other illnesses and diseases. Since
these primitive African people had very low amounts of these poisons
in there colon, it was concluded this is why they had such a low
incidence and low rates of bowel cancer, cancer in general, heart
disease, arthritis and many other illnesses. So, this leads up to
our main question.
What is constipation?
Well, the digestive track
of man is able to hold at any
given time somewhere between three to five meals. That means if
you've eaten three to five meals and haven't had a bowel movement
your body is able to cope with that and able to deal with that.
Once we go past three to five meals, the colon begins to expand.
It can actually expand up to five times its normal size in order
to hold more meals that are not being passed.
This, however, produces
a very bad situation because the longer the food stays in the intestinal
track the more apt it is to begin to ferment, putrefy, rot and act
as a breeding ground for bad bacteria, the likes of which can cause
different arthritic conditions immunological problems such as autoimmune
illnesses which can be linked to allergies, chemical sensitivities
and different types of rheumatoid arthritis. Parasites and the eggs
of parasites can hatch in your intestinal track the longer they
sit there without being passed out into the toilet. Also, as things
become more disturbed, a fungus called Candida albicans is able
to start to grow. This intestinal fungus can grow when friendly
bacteria are destroyed in your intestinal track.
Most common friendly
bacteria are destroyed by antibiotic use or by harmful parasites
that can get into your food and water. These harmful parasites,
when they get into your intestinal tract, destroy friendly bacteria
allowing this fungus called Candida albicans to grow. There are
over 100 different symptoms possibly caused by this fungus. They
range from allergies, asthma, arthritic complaints digestive complaints,
brain fog, fatigue, spaciness, inability to concentrate, skin problems,
food reactions, the list goes on and on.
A healthy functioning digestive
tract should be able to have a bowel movement in ratio to every
meal that is consumed in one given day. Now, this means if someone
eats three times a day, they should have three bowel movements.
If they eat one time a day, they should have one bowel movement.
Simple math will show us, after one week's time, if someone consumes
three meals a day that's 21 meals. Seven days times three meals.
If someone has one bowel movement per day, at the end of the week
that's one bowel movement times seven days equals seven bowel movements.
Where did all the other food go?
Most people have been misled into
believing that when they have a bowel movement in the morning they
are eliminating all the food from the day before. Nothing can be
further from the truth. The reason for that is actual analysis and
testing show that the average American has a transit time of at
least 48 to 72 hours. The word transit is simply referring to transportation
time of the feces from the point it enters the mouth to the point
it is actually eliminated in the bowel movement. If food is taking
48 to 72 hours to pass through our systems, there is no way that
the bowel movement we are having in the morning is eliminating all
the meals from the previous day. Now, this can fool you because
some foods tend to move through your system faster than others.
For instance beets, which can be used as a great marker for this
experiment, usually will pass through within 18 to 24 hours. Salads
and vegetables and particularly uncooked vegetables and raw fruits
tend to move through faster. However, foods of lower fiber content
like meats, refined grains and starchier foods tend to move through
slower so you may see part of yesterday's meal in your bowel movement
and be tricked into thinking that the whole meal was just passed.
What actually occurred was some of the foods than can run faster
through your digestive tract basically just outran all of the other
foods that were there. This doesn't mean the entire meal was passed.
On the contrary, it has defiantly been confirmed that it
takes 42 to 72 hours for most Americans
to pass, what we would refer to as,
the average American meal.
Now, let me ask you this question, how
often do you take out your garbage? Particularly, during the summertime?
Now, let's look at the garbage for a second. The garbage can has
a lid and in the garbage can it is dark and moist and we have a
lot of old food scraps in there. During the summer, if the can is
outside, the sun beats on it making it hot, so we have a dark, moist,
and warm environment. Now, if you took out your garbage on Monday
and then that night filled up the pail again and then left the pail
alone until Thursday or Wednesday, what would you expect to smell
when you opened up that pail? It certainly wouldn't be anything
pleasant or anything to look forward to, of course not, it would
stink. This is because the foods sitting in the garbage pail that
are mixing with bacteria that were already present in the food are
being allowed to putrefy. I don't think there are that many of us
who would expect a garbage pail that has been sitting there for
two or three days to be a very healthy environment. So, why would
we ever think that our intestinal track would be any healthier if
we allow garbage to stay in there for two or three days.
healthy person should have a bowel movement three times a day or
minimum two times if he's eating three meals a day. If he is not,
we call this a mild form of constipation. Now someone may have bowel
movements three or four times a day, but if the bowel movements
are liquid or loose they won't be passing a lot of solid material
and that would still be considered constipation. Remember constipation
means to compact, it doesn't mean how many times you are moving.
It simply means that things are being compacted in the bowel and
the bowel is not fully evacuating, cleaning itself. Diarrhea in
many senses can be a form of severe constipation. If one were to
analyze the bulk weight of material released in every episode of
diarrhea that someone was having over the period of a few days,
they would find they are passing mostly water and not much solid
material. Therefore, the solid material is staying in the bowel,
so even though they have the appearance of moving a lot and cleaning
themselves out, they're really not because it's not solid material,
it's all water. Sometimes people can become so constipated that
all that will come out is liquid and loose material. This is defiantly
a form of constipation if someone is moving his or her bowels every
two to three days or any longer than that. This is severe constipation.
This is the type of situation that is a breeding ground for many
illnesses and diseases.
The toxins that are produced in the bowel
along with the different microorganisms such as bacteria, parasites
and the fungus, Candida albicans, can produce more symptoms, illnesses,
and diseases than anyone can believe. We have seen arthritis, diabetes,
hypoglycemia, muscle soreness and pain, osteoporosis, PMS, other
reproductive disorders, chronic migraines, and all types of indigestion
and digestion complaints clear up miraculously once the person started
moving their bowels normally again.
Causes of constipation:
Very typically, antibiotics and other
drugs can disrupt the friendly bacteria
called acidophilus and bifidus, which
live in our intestinal tract. These
friendly bacteria help us to digest
our food and help keep the intestinal
pH at the right balance so that the
bowels are able to move. When these
bacteria are destroyed, the bowels
can become too alkaline. Many times,
the stool pH can go over 7.2, which
is much more alkaline than it should
be. When the stool pH becomes too
alkaline, the bowels slow down and constipation is apparent.
Different enzymes that help digest food and help us absorb vitamins
and minerals stop working. At this point, we are unable to digest
and absorb the vitamins, minerals, proteins and other nutrients
from our food and we start developing many deficiency diseases that
many of us read about in health and vitamin books. Many things can
disturb our friendly bacteria. It could be as simple as chlorinated
water. Excessive intake of coffee, alcohol, and other drugs can
also disturb the friendly bacteria. Friendly bacteria are very commonly
disturbed by parasites. This may be horrible to confront and may
be very difficult for anyone to want to believe, but people are
picking up parasites all the time. We pick up parasites from our
pets, from our water, from our food and even from each other. If
the eggs from parasites are allowed to stay in our bodies too long,
the eggs come in contact with certain chemicals, two of them are
called propyl alcohol and benzene, these eggs are allowed to hatch
and then parasites start to grow and multiply in our bodies. Many
parasites can lay thousands of eggs a day. Once these parasites
start to grow and mature, they disrupt the friendly bacteria, which
then can lead, not only to constipation, but different parasite
symptoms. Many authorities and experts now believe that over 90
percent of all Americans are affected with parasites and that parasites
are actually the cause of 50 percent of the ailments and illnesses
that doctors are commonly treating people for . Can you imagine
that over 50 percent of all the ailments and illnesses that we are
going to our doctor for are actually being caused by parasites living
in our bodies as opposed to all these big fancy words and terms
that are being coined in medical textbooks?
can also be caused by nutritional
cause under active adrenal and
thyroid function. The adrenal gland
acts like the fuel pump in the
body helping fuel get into the
cells. The thyroid gland acts
somewhat like spark plugs, helping
the body burn up fuel and create
energy. These two glands also stimulate
the digestive system and it's
very common to find constipated
people with under active thyroid
and adrenal function. Many times
under activity of these glands
will not show up on the standard
blood test that our doctors will
do as this under activity is being
caused by mild nutritional deficiencies
of vitamins, minerals and proteins
which help these glands to work.
This is when one needs to see a
nutritionist to resolve the matter.
Constipation can also be caused
by a sluggish liver.
This, again, may not show up on standard medical
tests as it may not be a disease condition. The liver itself will
not stimulate the digestive track to move and pass food along by
releasing adequate amounts of bile which is a substance which helps
us breakdown fats in our diet. Many experts now feel that almost
everyone has gallstones even though they may not be symptomatic
or necessarily need medication or surgery from their doctors. Gallstones
can start accumulating in the gallbladder in the hundreds and hundreds
or even thousands before the person may ever be symptomatic of it.
I have seen the proof of this with my own eyes. I have had many
patients do something that we call a gallbladder flush. This involves
taking some simple every day household foods like lemon and olive
oil and some basic herbs that flush the gallstones out of the gallbladder.
I have had hundreds of patients do this and each one has reported
seeing hundreds of stones pass and these were people who were never
symptomatic of any type of gallbladder or gallstone problem.
we need to learn from this is that these stones could be in our
gallbladder and could be causing the gallbladder and the liver to
be ineffectively operating. This can be another cause of constipation.
Constipation might also be caused by certain vitamin or mineral
acid is a B vitamin that helps encourage normal peristalsis in the
intestines. Peristalsis is the wavelike muscular contraction of
the colon in the small intestines which pushes food along, moving
it eventually to the end of the colon where it is eliminated out
of the body in normal bowel movements. Probably the three most basic
causes of constipation though are much simpler then any one of these
mentioned. The first is lack of water. It's interesting to know
that fish do not have colons. The reason for that is fish are immersed
in water all day, and the job of the colon is to reabsorb water
from our food so that we can retain this moisture. Mammals and land
creatures have colons. They are not immersed in water all the time
so, they need to recycle the water from their food in order to avoid
dehydration. Many people have had the experience of having to have
a bowel movement and for some reason not being able to go when nature
was calling. Later, they found the stool was dry and hard to pass.
This is because the colon was absorbing excessive amounts of moisture
from the stool and had then become dry.
can happen on a routine basis if there is not enough water in our
diet. When an insufficient amounts of water is present, fecal matter
in the colon will become dry and become stuck in the intestinal
tract. These layers of fecal matter can start building up much like
rust does on a pipe. The bowel movement that a person like this
is having is actually being pushed through these layers of old dried
material. One of the next reasons for constipation is lack of fiber
and the consumption of too many junk foods that are low in fiber.
Fiber, as we have all learned by now, is essential. It is a bulking
material that helps us brush along much like a broom would. Nowadays,
people are taking Metamucil that is essentially a substance called
psyllium. Psyllium is a seed that contains an outer husk that absorbs
water and gels and bulks up. When this is consumed, it acts as a
fiber creating a feeling of fullness and pressure in the colon,
stimulates the colon to push fecal matter through. Thereby, also
pushing with it the feces that were our food. Foods low in fiber
or foods that are commonly thought of as being junk foods cause
the intestinal tract to secrete mucus. The mucus is secreted by
the intestinal tract as a way of coating itself and protecting itself
from these harmful irritating junk foods. Mucus buildup in the colon
can also occur from taking drugs, too much alcohol or from having
parasites or other harmful organisms in the intestinal tract. Once
again, the intestinal tract is only trying to protect itself by
secreting mucus in order to put a thin layer of protective fluid
between itself and the harmful irritant substance. As time goes
on, with the lack of water and fiber in the diet, the low fiber
food mixes with the mucus and start to develop into a paste.
it hardens like plaster of Paris, becomes black and highly toxic.
This material can build up, like we said before, like
rust in a pipe. It is this material that is literally killing millions
and millions of Americans. This material contains many toxic chemical
substances, harmful bacteria, parasites and the fungus, Candida
albicans, which can be damaging to our health.
of chewing is another reason for constipation. Chewing helps send
signals to our digestive system that food is being consumed. Chewing
acts like a stimulus to the digestive system, telling the stomach,
pancreas and the liver all to make digestive juices and telling
the intestines and the large bowel to push food along digestive
tract. It is amazing when we realize how much more energy people
have when they are able to get rid of these internal poisons that
they are carrying around and producing every second from the dirty,
toxic bowels that we have in this country.
is a solution however to this problem. It is our new constipation
program. It involves disinfecting the bowel, killing harmful bacteria,
fungi, parasites and their eggs, which can further injure the body
and allow the constipation to persist. We want to kill these organisms.
First is that when we start to clean out the bowel we may end up
disturbing them like disturbing a
hornets' nest outside in your backyard. I don't think you want to
go over and pick it up and throw it away. I think the first thing
you would want to do before you clean the hornets' nest out is throw
some bug killer there to kill as many hornets as you can so they
don't come out and attack you once they find out your trying to
disturb their nest. Well, that's the same concept we have here.
Our first step is to try to destroy as many of these organisms as
we can so that when we start to clean out the bowel these bugs don't
come up and bite us. The second step involves actually taking herbal
substances and other natural things that help to loosen hardened
fecal matter in the colon and then allow it to pass out of the body.
Some of the herbs we use are somewhat like jack hammers in how they
work . They break up material. Some of the other herbs that are
used, can be thought of as being more like bulldozers. Once the
material has been loosened from the jackhammer, the bulldozer herbs
move through and push it out, allowing us to pass it out of the
body. At this stage of this program, sometimes colonics are very
useful. For those of you who have never heard of this before, a
colonic is a procedure where a certified technician has you lie
down on a table and then he inserts a disposable plastic tub into
the rectum. The tub that he inserts into your rectum is connected
to an apparatus or machinery that allows water to be gradually pumped
into the colon and at the same time pumps water that has entered
the colon out. This creates a flushing action. It is very safe and
very gentle, you can think of it as one big continuous enema. The
goal of a colonic is never to balloon or overfill your colon causing
it to burst. On the complete other hand, the colonic allows water
to gently enter the colon hoping to loosen old fecal matter which
is dried and has become stuck in different areas and allows it to
be flushed out.
next step of the constipation program is to help clear the gallbladder
and liver of any stones that they may have and bring them up to
a more full operating capacity. This is essential for proper bowel
movements. After this is done, we concentrate on getting friendly
bacteria to re grow in the intestinal tract and large bowel. We use
very special laboratory tested strains of human bacteria and other
substances that help them to grow back in the colon and large intestine.
Therefore, allowing the large intestine and colon to have the proper
environment again. This is a healthy environment, conducive to good
digestion and proper bowel movements.
seems that in most people who are chemically sensitive or allergic
to anything, the very first flaw in their system is in the intestinal
tract. The intestinal tract lacking this protective coating, or
worse yet, having intestinal permeability (which is also called
"leaky gut syndrome") are the underlying flaws in most
people who are allergic. When someone lacks this protective coating
in their intestinal tract, foods, chemicals, and microorganisms
such as parasites, bacteria, yeast and viruses can then begin irritating
the lining of the intestinal tract. What will happen next is that
the immune system will start reacting at the line of the intestinal
tract in order to fight back. This creates inflammation, swelling,
and further irritation of the intestinal lining. This, in itself,
besides causing intestinal pain, intestinal cramps and irritation,
will begin allergic reactions throughout the body. It seems that
these allergic reactions, begun in the intestinal tract, trigger
skin reactions such as itching, hives, rashes, etc. As this continues
for a length of time, the next step is that the intestinal lining
becomes further degraded and starts to actually develop
barriers that are leaky. The normal villi in the intestinal tract,
which are hair-like structures that help absorb vitamins, minerals,
and different nutrients from your food, become damaged. These tiny
hairs are not able to absorb the nutrients from your food that are
passing through your intestines and then send them into your bloodstream
so your cells, glands and organs can use them.
holes or leaky patches develop at different points of the intestinal
tract where large particles of foods, pollens, chemicals, microorganisms,
whatever, then fall between the cracks and into your bloodstream.
It is only the presence of these larger holes or leaks that allow
these substances that would have never normally gotten into your
bloodstream, to enter. Being in your bloodstream, they now create
havoc. Bad reactions, allergies, environmental allergies are soon
to follow. This is how the person then becomes an "allergic
to everything" type of person.
of the major differences discovered in someone who is HIV positive
as opposed to someone who has full-blown AIDS is the person with
full-blown AIDS has developed this leaky gut syndrome. Naturally,
due to that, he is much more susceptible to contracting other infections
and other problems. The person who is merely HIV positive, who doesn't
have this leaky gut syndrome, has more protection as his intestinal
tract is not allowing these things to pass through. It would be
correct to say that most likely all people suffering from any type
of skin rash or sensitivity have, to some degree, have leaky gut,
or a weakened protective lining of the intestinal tract.
good news is that this situation
can be remedied. Using some of the
substances I mentioned earlier, the
plant substances which are called
mucins, to rebuild the friendly protective
coating of the intestinal tract,
and then using other specific nutrients
which have been found to be able
to rebuild the actual lining of
the intestinal tract itself and strengthen
it so as to repair the leaky patches,
this problem can be resolved in a
matter of a few months. Take
the gut Permeability Test.
first step in handling this problem
would be to ascertain exactly what's
happening in the person's digestive
system. A new test has been developed
which enables a practitioner to determine
the total amount of friendly and
harmful bacteria, the amounts of
yeast and parasites in one's intestines,
whether or not one is missing the
substances in the intestines which
protects the lining of the intestines,
and whether or not the intestinal
tract has become leaky. This test
also would scan the digestive system
and absorption system, to see if
one is digesting and absorbing everything
correctly from their food. It also
tells a great deal about how well
the immune system is functioning
in the intestinal tract. This is
the ideally suited test to determine
exactly what's needed on someone
suffering from this syndrome. Take
3P Test .
the testing, the first step would be to put the person on a program
to clear out any harmful bacteria or harmful microorganisms that
are living in the intestines. Once they're eliminated, we then can
begin building up the friendly bacteria in the system, and then
we can begin repairing the intestinal tract.
some cases, even though harmful organisms are present in the intestines
and would continue to break down the intestinal tract, causing the
same problem all over again, it is necessary to strengthen and heal
the intestinal tract a bit before one even begins to clear away
these harmful organisms. This is true in cases where people are
so chemically sensitive or so allergic that
they can no longer even tolerate taking the natural substances which
might be able to clear away the harmful bacteria or microorganisms
from their system. If this is the case, the person would first need
a round or so of these substances to strengthen his intestinal tract
so that he would be able to tolerate the substances that remove
the harmful bacteria or harmful
this is accomplished the person would naturally, then be able to
tolerate friendly bacteria. So, for those who are very, very sensitive,
they have to actually begin the entire program by correcting as
best as we can the weakness of the intestinal lining that causes
the bad reaction before beginning the program to totally and completely
correct the problem.
is permissible because after the person has cleared away the bad
microorganisms and then started to establish friendly bacteria,
he can then go back on the substances that then heal the intestinal
tract for a longer period of time, so as to obtain a complete and
thorough regeneration of the area.
are having fantastic successes and in some cases almost miraculous
results in our own practice. We hope this information benefits you.
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so thorough in testing and providing a nutritional approach.
Remember that the body can heal itself if given the
The information herein is not intended as diagnosis,
treatment or a cure. Should you have a medical condition
please seek the advice of your medical doctor.